Tue.May 21, 2019

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down Amazon’s One-Day Shipping News

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Late last month, Amazon shook up the shipping industry when its CFO revealed the company’s goal to provide Prime members with free one-day shipping. According to many media outlets, this could be a game-changer for Wal-Mart, Target and other mega-retailers.

16 reasons your trucking business won’t sell

Fleet Owner

What factors will help and what will hurt your ability to sell your business when the time is right

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The Ultimate Guide to Mobile Field Service Software

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes In the field service industry the consequences of not staying up to date with mobile technology range from wasting time to losing customers and going out of business. Sounds harsh, but mobile has changed our expectations as customers and how we do business.

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HOS flexibility: Why it’s secondary to more urgent driver concerns

Fleet Owner

A trucking industry expert’s views on why DOT’s looming ruling isn’t a big deal

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Hamburg deepens Elbe channel

Supply Chain and Logistics

The project will cost $700 million, and it went through a long series of legal battles, mostly about environmental issues. But now the project is ready to begin. The Port of Hamburg let the contract to DEME engineering, as World … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains container shipping economics infrastructure intermodal transport ocean shipping port management ports trade transportation

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The Risks (and Some Rewards) of Prepaid and Add for Inbound Logistics Management

Cerasis

The most natural solution for inbound freight management is to let vendors and suppliers handle all processes. Unfortunately, this contributes to higher inbound freight costs. “Why?” ” You may ask. The answer is simple.

Toyo Tires introduces new 26-inch Open Country M/T

Fleet Owner

Toyo Tires introduces a new 40X15.50R26LT size Open Country M/T (maximum traction tire) for light trucks. The Open Country M/T is legendary for its durability, off-road performance, long tread life, and aggressive tread. It is designed to h

[PODCAST] Importance of Getting the Right Freight Shipment Details to Correctly Fill Out A Bill-of-Lading

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

OSW Equipment acquires upfitter Northend Truck

Fleet Owner

OSW Equipment & Repair of Snohomish, WA recently acquired Northend Truck Equipment, according to ACT Capital Advisors, the exclusive advisor to Northend. The transaction was led by Michael Vanderslice, managing director of ACT’s Seattle office

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

April trucking tonnage is solid, reports American Trucking Associations

Logistics Management

March, which came in at 113.4. Compared to April 2018, SA tonnage saw a 7.7% annual gain, which represents its largest annual increase since July 2018

Self-Driving Trucks Will Carry Mail in US for the First Time

Material Handling and Logistics

Starting on May 21, letters and packages moving between Phoenix and Dallas will travel on customized Peterbilt trucks run by TuSimple, an autonomous startup based in San Diego

With few build slots open, trailer orders subdued

Fleet Owner

April projections from ACT and FTR are down year-over-year as fleets already eye 2020 build slots

Weekly diesel average sees slight increase, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Rising 0.03 cents, the average price per gallon is now at $3.163, ahead of last week’s $3.160 average. Last week’s decrease was 1.1 cents to $3.160 per gallon, which followed gains of 0.002 cents, 2.2-cents, 2.7-cents, and 2.5-cents, respectively over the previous three weeks

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

McLeod introduces new tools as part of LoadMaster update

Fleet Owner

McLeod Software has included additional tools for drivers and fleet managers with the new Version 19.1 of its LoadMaster transportation system. Driver Choice” now gives drivers the ability to record their load preferences, and carriers the ab

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What Is Drayage Shipping and When Do You Need It?

PLS Logistics

Drayage shipping is moving container freight over short distances, mainly in the same metropolitan area between ports, facilities, rail yards or other shipping hubs. Drayage transportation is handled by trucks and is usually part of intermodal transport.

3 Reasons Why Shipment Tracking Matters To Customers

GoShip Blog

In our fast-paced world, we’re getting used to receiving what we want and when we want it. We also like to be in control of what’s going on. In particular, this applies to the shipping experience. Eventually, technology impacts the way we get things done.

Zipline Logistics’ report highlights importance of logistics for CPG shippers

Logistics Management

A recent report issued by Zipline Logistics, a Columbus, Ohio-based 3PL focusing on retail and consumer products, continues to drive home the importance of logistics for consumer packaged goods (CPG) shippers. Data for Zipline’s report, entitled “Retail Buyers Spotlight Practical Ways Brands Can Stand Out,” was based on a survey of CPG shippers conducted by Zipline

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

More than Software Provider, Think Partner

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain execution is complex, and the pace of change is rapid. Which is a big reason why companies continue to turn to software as a service (SaaS) solutions to help digitize and integrate their supply chains. In today’s environment where future-proof SCE technology leads the way, it’s also important to look beyond feature-function checklists and consider the long-term value of the partnership. Technology…and so much more Finding a software vendor that understands your business […].

High-Bay Light

Material Handling and Logistics

Big Ass Fans has introduced the Double LED Bay Light, a high-bay light

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Zipline Logistics’ report highlights logistics importance of logistics for CPG shippers

Logistics Management

A recent report issued by Zipline Logistics, a Columbus, Ohio-based 3PL focusing on retail and consumer products, continues to drive home the importance of logistics for consumer packaged goods (CPG) shippers. Data for Zipline’s report, entitled “Retail Buyers Spotlight Practical Ways Brands Can Stand Out,” was based on a survey of CPG shippers conducted by Zipline

Desgagnés Group Widens Its Fleet with Polar Class Dual Fuel Tanker

ShipLilly

Desgagnés is a Canadian shipping firm with 19 vessels under its belt. The group began along the Waters of St-Lawrence and has grown into a powerful International presence especially among shippers.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

AMberes and the logistic of the diamond industry

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

If we talk about diamonds with Europe in mind, the first place that comes to mind is the Antwerp Diamond District. But what is behind the logistics of taking diamonds from faraway Botswana or Australia to this northern European port?

Report your boot: Mich. small fleet owner crowd-sourcing booting incidents

Overdrive Online

DISTRIBUTION IN A WAREHOUSE

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Following the same structure, after answering the possible exam questions I have found really interesting some of them and I would like to talk about another one as my previous post.

Trends and Tips to Prevent Holiday Weekend Cargo Theft

#TQLDrive

For the past 6 years, Memorial Day weekend has seen an increase in theft incidents, according to CargoNet. Contributing to the problem is an increase in traffic which serves to conceal criminal activity. Shippers and carriers can take steps to help prevent cargo theft, despite these circumstances

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How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.